He has been officially placed in the dock three times now. Recalled herewith are details of his performances immediately after being reported:
*September, 1998: India had finished playing an ODI series in Zimbabwe when Harbhajan's bowling action was first reported. He went on to miss the next 84 ODIs and played a one-dayer only after a gap of 30 months. However, he did play in the Tests and captured 14 wickets from six matches at an expensive rate of 38.43 runs per victim! It makes sense to Harbhajan's claim.
*December, 2004: Harbhajan's 'doosra' came under scrutiny after the two-Test series against Bangladesh. In two one-day matches (he missed one game in between) against Bangladesh, he took a solitary wicket and conceded 94 runs off 18 overs He was not considered for the first (Mohali) Test against Pakistan. Included in the XI for the second Test at Kolkata, he claimed only four wickets, but at a high 'price' of 36.25 - A poor display.